Murder probe is launched after body of woman is found

Murder probe is launched after body of woman is found

Body of woman, 34, is found in a shallow grave in wealthy London suburb two days after she was reported missing when she failed to turn up for workMurder probe is launched after the body of a woman is found in a shallow graveLaureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, from Richmond was reported missing on MondayShe did not…


Body of woman, 34, is found in a shallow grave in wealthy London suburb two days after she was reported missing when she failed to turn up for work

  • Murder probe is launched after the body of a woman is found in a shallow grave
  • Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, from Richmond was reported missing on Monday
  • She did not show up for work. Officers found a body in a shallow grave last night
  • Formal identification has not taken place but her family have been told 

The body of a missing French woman who failed to show up for work has been discovered in a shallow grave.

Detectives have launched a murder probe after the body of Laureline Garcia-Bertaux was found in Kew, Richmond, last night.

The 34-year-old PR executive assistant from Richmond on Thames, was reported missing after she failed to turn up to work on Monday. 

She was last seen alive on Saturday night at a supermarket near her home in in the Manor Circus area of Richmond. 

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux

The 34-year-old was from Richmond, was reported missing after she did not turn up for work on Monday

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, (pictured) from Richmond, was reported missing after she did not turn up for work on Monday

Her body was discovered in a garden in Darell Road in Kew less than two miles away. So far there have been no arrests.

Although formal identification has not taken place, Laurline’s family have been informed of developments and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Laureline had been working for media firm Golin since January. 

She had previously found Black Balloons Studios, a creative video production company in London.

When she went missing she was said to visit the Twickenham area as well as Camden, north London, and the Dorset resort town of Bournemouth.

A forensic crime scene is in place at garden this afternoon. The Metropolitan Police aid a post-mortem examination will be held in due course. 

A murder investigation has been launched by Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD 4439/05MAR 

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Murder probe is launched after body of woman is found in a shallow grave

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